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January 23, 2013

Retired officer admits to gun, assault charges


Ranta and Swallow’s wife instead pleaded for him to be let out yesterday, saying that they had a spot for him at the Brattleboro Retreat, a substance-abuse program for law enforcement and public safety officials.

But Lauranzano said he was struggling to reconcile the notion of a longtime public servant with someone who would point a loaded firearm at his wife’s head.

He decided to impose guilty findings and the jail terms, along with probation for two years, during which Swallow will have to undergo mental health and alcohol evaluations and submit to random tests.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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